Ableton Live 12 release date, Kontakt 7 on sale, A Beacon School artist spotlight

Ableton Live 12 release date, Kontakt 7 on sale, A Beacon School artist spotlight

Studio Tool You Need 🎹

Native Instrument's Kontakt 7 is available for HALF OFF until March 5th! If you don't have it already, it may be time, as this sample platform has hundreds of virtual instruments available at your fingertips! Check out this video of Sounwave, a producer who has worked with Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, and Taylor Swift, creating an idea from scratch using Kontakt 7. Save now with this discount and download Kontakt 7 here!

Production Sauce 🎵

Liam O'Mullane shows you how to use Multiband Compression to sculpt the character of your audio and define the impact of each frequency band. You'll also learn about crossover frequencies, broadband compression, and how to sidechain specific frequency bands. Watch it here.

News You Should Hear About ⚠️

Ableton announced this week that Live 12 will be released on March 5th.

The highly anticipated update includes an overhaul of the DAW's arrangement view, updated search and tuning systems, a new "Roar" color and saturation device, a new granulator, MPE-capable synthesizers, and more!

If you don't already have Live 11 Suite, you can upgrade anytime before March 5th and receive a free Live 12 upgrade when it is released.

An Industry Secret They Don't Want You To Know 🤫

Don't forget that one of the best tools at your disposable for getting heard and building genuine connections is social media! Talking to other artists that are upcoming or even well-known can go a long way. Share your friend's music, post some ideas you're working on, make some memes, etc.; the possibilities for social media are endless. You never know who your stuff may end up in front of!

Artists We Love 🎤

Dream pop artist Patrick J Smith makes blissful, complex indie electronic as A Beacon School. His sophomore album, yoyo, released October of last year, features a blend of genres from heavenly soundscapes, shoegaze, and even house! Check out our favorite tracks, "Jon" and "Middle of Winter," on Spotify and Apple Music.

What's Happening at 343?

Danonthebeat hosted a great reggaeton production and mixing workshop at 343 yesterday! If you're interested in checking out more fun and free events, check out our website!

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